Back to School for Seniors

 September 2018


What exactly can all the Back To School excitement mean, at the end of the day, for those who are retired, older, and long past the connections to school-aged children? Sure, we can buy school supplies, contribute to the backpacks, but when it is not our children or grandchildren, where is the connection?

Maybe the thought of ‘back to school’ brings back memories of when we had our own challenges with preparing our children for school. And yet, today has become a different image to look back upon because we are no longer connected to what we had a long time ago. Where is the excitement?

My dear and special friends in Christ, the connections and the excitement will always remain as long as you remain ‘connected to one another in Christ’. When we see the excitement in the parents and their children, we see the hope of a new generation and we provide our support, care, and yes, our prayers that they will indeed make a difference in the world tomorrow.

We are connected in Christ, even when we do not know the words to say, the actions to take, and yes…the prayers to pray. We remain connected to the people around us, regardless of age, because the Holy Spirit has been sent to us and intercedes for us…even when we do not know what to say or how to pray.

Relationships are what the Church is all about and how the Church reaches, cares, and tends to all that God has created. Being Holy consists of four relationships we have; with God, with others, with nature, and with self. But when we fall short in these four areas with the words we say, the actions we take, and the prayers we extend; the Holy Spirit ensures our relationships stay holy. (Please always remember this!)

Yes my friends, we are loved that much. When we are speechless and unable to act; “the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” (Rom 8:26) God comes to our aid and ensures our connection with the children of tomorrow (and all our relationships) remain secure and holy, through our support, our thoughts and especially our prayers.

God has His creation in the very best of care, and you and I in the closest of His compassion to ensure His love reaches all that He has created. Peace and blessings through Christ our Lord.

~ Pastor Tony